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Fresh Start Catering

About Fresh Start Catering
Fresh Start Catering is DC Central Kitchen’s revenue generating social enterprise employing Culinary Job Training program graduates. Fresh Start Catering features high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients. When you do business with Fresh Start Catering, you are directly supporting DC Central Kitchen’s programs and culinary graduates. View a complete menu.

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Great Service, Great Feedback

“I appreciate all that your entire organization works toward and the ideals that are upheld in all you do. Even though I am FULL & satisfied, I still feel I ate healthy, seasonable, sustainable, local ingredients. Eating that way feeds your soul too.”

– Katie Glacken, National Association of County and City Health Officials

“Thanks for a great lunch for today. We had great feedback on the sandwiches, people loved the pickles and the pasta salad was a big hit!”

– Yvonne King, Destination DC

“Fresh Start Catering continues to be our caterer-of-choice for our events!”

– Amy Monsarrat, Conservation International

“What fascinated me about DC Central Kitchen was how charity soon became a thriving business that benefited everyone, especially the marginalized—ex-cons, public school students, and local farmers—and that just by ordering from the right catering company, a person could do right.”

– Zeke Emanuel, The Atlantic